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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
7 January 1976 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Boffo Laughs From Mike And Terry! See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Michael Palin ... Bank Manager / ... (9 episodes, 1976-1979)
Charles McKeown ... 2nd native / ... (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Series Directed by
Jim Franklin (5 episodes, 1976-1979)
Terry Hughes (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alan J.W. Bell (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Terry Jones (9 episodes, 1976-1979)
Michael Palin (9 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Produced by
Sydney Lotterby .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Dave Howman (1 episode, 1979)
André Jacquemin (1 episode, 1979)
Trevor Jones (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Jarvis (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ray Millichope (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Production Design by
Martin Collins (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gerry Scott (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Lane (2 episodes, 1977)
Robin Stubbs (2 episodes, 1977)
Roger Reece (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Speak .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1977)
Sue Bide .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1977)
Jill Hagger .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Ian Hewett .... graphic designer / graphics designer (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Stout .... design (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Edmonds .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Blight .... sound recordist / film recordist / ... (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bryan Showell .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Horton .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Stunts
Stuart Fell .... stunts (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Hall .... film cameraman (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mike Radford .... photography (2 episodes, 1979)
Alan Stevens .... photography (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Lane .... costumes (1 episode, 1977)
Lynda Woodfield .... costumes (1 episode, 1977)
Valerie Bonner .... costumes (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Rae .... film editor (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
William Walton .... composer: theme music "Fanfare from Facade Suite No.1" (9 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Other crew
John Adams .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Eddie Stuart .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1977)
Marcus Plantin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1977)
Carol Abbott .... director's assistant (2 episodes, 1979)
Sue Bennett-Urwin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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30 min (9 episodes)
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Michael Palin kept the Claw from The Curse of The Claw, before donating it to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (part of the University of Oxford). It is now part of the permanent collection of objects from all around the world. Unfortunately, it is not on public displaySee more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Façade, Suite No. 2 - FanfareSee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Boffo Laughs From Mike And Terry!, 27 August 2006
Author: ShadeGrenade from Ambrosia

Hot on the heels of John Cleese's first post-'Python' project 'Fawlty Towers' came this splendid spoof of stiff-upper-lipped schoolboy adventure tales from the days when Britain had an empire. Michael Palin and Terry Jones obviously had fun writing this, as well as performing ( although Jones only appeared in one edition ). 'Ripping Yarns' stretched Palin's acting abilities far more than 'Python'; check out 'The Curse Of The Claw' in which he played the utterly disgusting 'Uncle Jack'! Beautifully filmed, with wonderful period atmosphere, 'Yarns' featured impressive guest-stars such as Denholm Elliott, Iain Cuthbertson, and John Le Mesurier. The quality of the humour varied from Pythonesque romps such as 'Tompkinson's Schooldays' to the genteel, touching 'The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite'. My favourite, however, was 'Murder At Moorstones Manor', a whodunnit so convoluted its impossible to tell who did what to whom! Palin and Jones were wise to only make nine episodes of this gem.

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